The business city of Surat is home to over 6,043,737 (6 million) people in Gujarat. Information on literacy rate, sex ratio and population of Surat.

Population of Surat

Population of Surat - The modern city of Surat is one of the fastest growing places in the state of Gujarat. Famous all over the world for its diamond and textile business, Surat is the second largest city in the state after Ahmedabad. Surat is regarded as 4th fastest developing cities of India with a bustling metropolitan area home to over 6 million people. According to recent Census of India (2011), Surat has recorded a growth of 63.3% in its population from 2001 to 2011. The city plays a key role in economic development of the nation with its important contribution towards national GDP. Surat is an important hub for diamond cutting and polishing in Gujarat. The city also serves as an administrative capital of the Surat district.

Current Population of Surat
According to recent estimates, the current population of Surat in 2016 is 645,845 (6.4 million). Population of Surat has been increasing with an annual growth rate of over 6.3%.

Population of Surat in 2015
There are no official figures as related to Population of Surat in year 2015. According to recent estimates from Census of India, Population of Surat in 2015 was 5,754,035. This figure was recorded to be 5,461,466 in 2014 and 5,170,655 in 2013. According to last Censu of India in 2011, Surat recorded a population of 4,591,246. Population growth in Surat is considered to be descent as compared with other metro cities in India.

Literacy rate of Surat
Surat with a Literacy rate of 89% is one of the best cities to live in India. The city’s literacy rate is much higher than national average of 79.5%. In Surat, Male and female literacy rate stands at 93% and 84% respectively. This figure is far better than other cities of Gujarat. The city offers a range of Education facilities in the form of universities, colleges and schools at par with national and international standards.

Sex Ratio in Surat
Surat is one of the cities in Gujarat where sex ratio remains a highly concerned issue for the Government. Its sex ratio at 754 remains lowest in the entire state of Gujarat.

Growth of Population in Surat
Population growth in Surat is comparatively high in comparison with other metro cities of India. Surat experienced a high Population Growth in the decades from 1971 till 2001. From a mere figure of 288,000 in 1961, Population of diamond city has reached 2,811,614 in 2001. From 2001, Population in the city witnessed a steady increase over the coming years.

Population by Religion in Surat
Hindu and Muslims constitutes more than 94% of the population in the city. 87% of the total population follows Hindu Religion in Surat. Also, Jainism with 4% community has a descent number of followers in Surat. Gujarati, Sindhi, Hindi, Marwadi, Marathi, Telugu, and Oriya are some of the popular languages spoken here.

* Estimated figures.